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>> this is al jazeera. >> hello, welcome tom news hour, i'm folly bah thibault. i want quit but i will talk. thailand's prime minister offers to meet with demonstrators. >> adrift off the coast of italy. >> sand it too much, too young
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for toddlers with tech? >> we begin in ukraine where opposition protests are escalating and the deposit is feeling the pressure. demonstrators are blockaded buildings. victor vanukovich is calling for calm. bus his statements are falling on deaf ears. the latest demonstrations have been going on for more than a week. protestors are angry that the president rejected a new trade deal with europe after pressure from his allies in moscow. for more on this developing story, let's cross over to lauren taylor. in london.
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lauren. >> this is the scene right now in independence square. key government buildings prevent occupations from the protestors. let's cross to barnaby phillips who is live in kiev. barnaby. >> i'm also in independence square. these crowds here in defiance of a government order. they've been here all day listening to speeches, listening to music. chanting slogans. the atmosphere is very festive. it has to be said. let's look back on the day's events right in the center of the ukrainian capital. in the city center it does feel like a revolution is underway. the city hall has become a headquarters for protestors. all day people came in, just have a liquor enjoy the food and hot drinks, or -- look, or enjoy
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the food and hot drinks. the carpet won't get damaged in these extraordinary times. the problem for the opposition is where do they go from here? how do they turn occupation into political victory? >> translator: the way to resolve this crisis is through early presidential and parliamentary elections. we want a new confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. this government should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night that show that police were at times brutal in their treatment of protestors and journalists. anton was among dozens who were beaten by police. this is all that's left of his camera. officials say 35 were hurt by
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police, some in hospital. grim routine of life and a cold winter, this is where we met tatiana, selling cabbage and very much in favor of political change. >> now it's time to wake up. i'm grateful to the protestors. i want my children and grandchildren to have better lives. >> back in independence square, people are prepared for another long night. in speech after speech, they say ukraine is part of europe. >> there is no sign that protestors are prepared to leave independence square. so the government has to make a decision. whether to stay away, in the hope that things just eventually fizzle out, or to send police into the square and remove these protestors by force. the crowds have blocked roads, they put guards on the barricades. they control the center of kiev. but to overthrow the government
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l they'll have to convince the rest of the country to follow them. >> and barnaby, russian president putin has been talking about this. he is obviously a key to the ucrane. >> that's right. it's a difficult time for him. he's been watching things that happened here in kiev very, very closely. he said it wasn't a legitimate revolution if you like. that has to be the way that he would look at events here. the idea that this is some sort of popular uprising is very difficult for him to countenance. perhaps just a week or so ago, he would have felt he had ukraine very much back into his sphere of influence that he had wrestled it if you like from the jaws of the european union. now it's not look so clear.
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and remember for vladimir putin ukraine ask a very, very important country. much more important than muldova, armenia, georgia. it's a bigger place, certainly the eastern part of a ukraine the cultural ties are much more important. he just like president in kiev will be watching the events with concern and i think really wondering what will be the best move that they should make. interestingly, president yanakovich himself says he will be visiting on a trip to china. on his way back he's meant to pass through, and will talk face to face evidently with president putin. it's hard to know where we will be in three or four days' time
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when this meeting will take place. >> thank you, barnaby. talks on a trade union. clashes between protestors and police around 500 people marched against the visit. president putin is trying to tie former republics closer to russia. let's go back to folly in doha. >> thank you very much indeed. the thai prime minister, despite pleas of violence, getting worse. confrontation with police and government now says it started using rubber bullets against protestors. wayne hay prorts. -- reports. >> and the headquarters of the bangkok metropolitan police. this time a rubbish truck was
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used by to -- to break through the barriers. it seems some people on the streets are wilings to go to -- willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. days after meeting with the protest leader the prime minister said she is willing to do anything to end the crisis. unelected people's council running the country is unconstitutional. >> last night after we met him we found out he wasn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister nor does he want to dofl the parliament. he wants to return the are state to the people. this provision doesn't exist under constitutional law. that's why it doesn't mean that we say no but this negotiation we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime the immediate
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aims of those fieding here are far more clear and more specific. >> this is not a crowd dispersal operation. it is a case of the protestors using whatever and doing whatever they can to push inside that area and the police are holding their line. also tear gas, rubber bullet and water cannon laced are, fans to blow away the tear gas, plastic bags so they don't breathe it in. no signs of giving up but the assault is seeming to make no headway. wayne hay, al jazeera bangkok. on other news, priem mints nij-- prime minister najib hakata, of nigeria says the
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instability is being fueled by the war in syria. andrew simmons, in beirut for us. andrew, tensions have already existed in tripoli, tensions aggravated by the civil war in syria. will the army be able to bring back security? >> well, it will be very difficult. but this is uncharted waters for the lebanese government. there's been it would appear no decision like this since the end of the lebanese civil war. as you rightly point out, the tension has been in this city for many, many years. but what mccarthy has been saying is that he will now ask the army to take control of the city. he says that he wants the supervision of the city, to be under the army for the first time. now, some reports suggest that the whole city could become a military zone. he denies this.
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he says it's not going to go that far. but undoubtedly after all the violence we've seen in the past few days, over the weekend, with at least ten dead, one, 11th unconfirmed death, at least 50 people injured amongst the casualties, this has shown to lebanese politicians a very divided government, that something has to be done. the test is beginning, there's been a suggestion that 48 hours will be given to the army, to take control. we've already seen a lot of activity all through the streets of the city of a lot of movements of military personnel. the sniping has been carrying on. not only that, there's been mortar shells landing, also rpg rounds fired off. so many people terrorized and injured in this conflict which is effectively a proxy of the syrian war now. because you have the alloite
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connect, same sect in which bashar al-assad the syrian president belongs to and the susasunni districts. >> thank you very much, andrew. in syria senior officials and more specifically bashar al-assad were involved in crimes against humanity. abuses person trailed by both sides in the syrian conflict. >> they've produced massive evidence, you know, they find the facts based on that, in their report, they've outlined their view that the facts point to the commission of very serious crimes. war crimes, crimes against
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humanity. they point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government, including the head of state. >> inside syria meanwhile, rebel fighters say they've seized an army base in tehrad, the birth place of the antigovernment uprising. just east of bashur el hari. confiscated ammunition from the site. it is a modern fashion staple that is never out of fashion but the makers of the items are may be coming under fire. plus, the future of online shopping takes flight. and:
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>> to play it all. >> they were some of the best young players manchester united had ever seen, now a new documentary celebrates their success. somali politicians have voted out their prime minister on a loss of confidence vote in parliament just a year after taking office. somali is due to hold elections in 2016 but that date could not be upheld. could lead to instability. >> some weeks the president asked the prime minister to step aside. largely in response to a crisis of confidence across somalia. a lot of somalis have become the energiesingly if unsatisfied
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with the prime minister, a lot of people are becoming increasingly critical. we have heard rumors of internal struggles. the president thought he needed to reshuffle, had no powers to dismiss the prime minister, the only way he could get rid of him was through a vote of no confidence. what happens from now is, the president has a period of 30 days to come up with a new prime minister and that prime minister has a further 30 days to nominate a cabinet. it is a theory this process could carry on for another two months before we get anything like a stable government. the theory is whenever you get this kind of competition for jobs in somalia there is often a period of security problems as well, because the various clans use security problems to provoke their positions. so it looks like we're going to
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face a series of political unrest and that could create some serious problems for security. >> at least four people have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern afghanistan. a truck bomb went out outside a police station outside the capital, kabul. the taliban says it's responsible. riot police have fired tear gas against protestors in the egyptian city of alexandria. it comes as egypt's constituent assembly finalizes a draft constitution that will be put to a referendum. investigators in the united states are trying to figure out what caused a passenger train to derail in new york city. carriages came off the tracks early on sunday morning. john terrett reports. >> we were going fast, it was flying. >> the train was 20 minutes from
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its destination, new york city's famous grand central station when all in a moment all the cars came off the track. >> it was pretty gruesome. >> they were the lucky ones. three of the four who died were ejected from the train. at least another 60 people were injured. >> we had evidence of people under a couple of cars so we actually used air bags to lift the cars. >> for residents living along the route there is no mistaking what was happening. >> it sounded like a plain creash that just kept -- crash that just kent going on and on. cars buckling. >> many were shocked that the thanksgiving holiday ended in such a tragic way. >> i saw a dead body. they covered it with a white sheet and then the -- it's just breathtaking. >> with a search that included
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cadaver dogs and divers, the injured many of whom were flipped and tossed inside the train cars were taken to nearby hospitals. the national transportation safety board has begun the meticulous job of figuring out what website went on when the train careened off this are curved section of the track. >> we have recovered the black box off the car. >> the metropolitan transit authority operated the engineer said the train was going too fast into the curve and he performed an action called dumping. the only thing that is used as a catastrophic way of recovering. >> there's not a fact there's a curve here. there has to be another factor.
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>> by night fall the mta crews had installed flood lights and begun the process of removing the crippled train and track a job that will come where along into the day. how a simple early morning train ride would go so terribly wrong. >> there is no reason why people coming home from a holiday should be dead. there's just no reason for it. >> john terrett, al jazeera, new york. >> the u.s. vice president is visiting japan, his first visit outside the u.s. the standoff has japan rethinking its military strategy. stephanie scowan has the story from yokosuka. >> they look like an army, they even act like an army, but they're not a real army. these troops are on japan's self
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defense force. under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself internationally though, questions are asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. in china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister, shinzo abe is pushing to change the pacifist accusation. national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took very firm action
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against china's reckless behavior. this incident could make our relationship even closer and might establish the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> the timing could not have come at a more opportune time for tokyo. in the region's power balance. one ha that has existed since te end of world war ii. >> until recently, china didn't possess the capability to establish a status quo but recently its military has gained in power. the problems in the east and south china seas are such examples. >> the challenge for shinzo abe and joe biden, are how to handle the mixed signals. china was the main target of its new zone but japan's defense minister stated it is nearly a
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no fly zone nor territorial air space. so can joe biden discover the real reasons behind china's power play? only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking and nobody is taking bets. stephanie scowan, al jazeera, yokosuka. >> david cameron wants to improve ties between europe and the world's second largest economy. cameron is meeting with senior leaders. some in europe and elsewhere see the world changing, and want to shut china off behind a bamboo curtain of trade barriers. brifn-- britney wants to tear te barriers down -- britain wants to tear those barriers down.
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open britain is the ideal partner for an opening china. >> air pollution levels in the chinese city of shanghai have reached their worst levels ever recorded. the skyline of china's financial hup, pollution levels over 300, indicating the most severe level of air pollution. forecasters blame the lack of wind in recent days for not clearing the smog. iran's foreign minister has rived in ca tar, landmark -- qatar. more daims about his country's nuclear past. >> iran will continue its nuclear enrichment at 5% and iran will continue construction work at iraq. iran has agreed not to use
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certain activities that fall within the scope of this timetable and this plan of action. we have also agreed to provide specific arrangements with the iaea for them to continue, in fact in most cases continue monitoring our activities because they have been at our -- they have been everywhere. >> many people are wondering what is it which prompted iran suddenly to go for this deal? because under former president najad it was a totally different rhetoric, we're not going to go for a deal with the west. suddenly, there was this break through. is it because the sanctions were biting deeply into the economy or, from a political perspective, the architects of
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iran's diplomacy said you know what we have been undermind for a long time and it's tithe time to show that we are genuine in starting a new chapter? >> in the time, now iran has 19,000 centrifuges. the net product of sanction he has been about 18,800 centrifuges that has been added to iran's stock of centrifuges. so sanctions have it errly failed in that regard. >> mr. prime minister, the sanctions have been no more evident than it is now, particularly in syria, strained relations between you and let's be very specific in the saudis, the qataris, the emirates and the turks. is there any way this can be bridged? >> trying to invite insiders to
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intervene mill tailor in syria will not result a problem. in fact, there is no military solution to the tragedy in syria. we need to bring all the parties together. what we can do: the future of syria can only be decided by the yrnsyrians and the syrians alon. >> the reason i ask this question, i've been traveling in this part of the world, predominantly a sunni part of the world. iran is trying to promote shiite islam. there's a deep mistrust about rawp. are you on a mission to regroup the hearts and minds for this part of the world? >> to in fact contain the spread of sectarian violence in the world because we believe sectarianism is dangerous.
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iran is certainly not interested in promoting that. we have in fact talked to everybody from the very first days of assuming office i visited iraq. and the core of my discussion with all iraqis, both shiites and me, kurd and arab was the need to curb the sectarian divide. >> you can watch the entire, on talk to al jazeera, right here on al jazeera. all right, on the news hour. special delivery. the world's biggest online retailer has unveiled its new business plan and it could put your local postman out of a job. plus. >> i'm rob reynolds in bangladesh. with a report on the tannery industry in this country.
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>> welcome back, you're watching the news hour in al jazeera. a recap. demanding that the president resign. lebanese government has sent in the army to take control of the northern city of tripoli. prime minister says they will remain there for the next six months. and thailand's prime minister has defended her government amid growing opposition on the street. hospital officials say two protestors were shot and wounded during latest confrontation with police. now it's a multibillion industry that's never out of fashion. but it does have a dark side, tannery officials earn little more than $2 a day. as part of our two part investigation into the industry,
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rob reynolds went to meet some of the workers in a slum in dacca. >> of the dirty jobs bangladesh is t to survive, these tannery workers are day in and day out amid the rotting corpses of animals. mohamed says he's 14 but looks older. >> there are scars on my hands and legs. these injuries are never ending. >> he earns about $2 a day. the water they're wading in, without protective clothin clots laced with arsenic and chromium sulphate. these chemicals make the leather soft and supple but cause festering sources and fatal cancers. >> lung cancer, cancer of the
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nose, and also urinary bladder cancer. >> there are more than 200 tanneries in this part of dacca, leather sales were worth nearly $1 billion last year. >> this is a product that is used word wild for luxury goods. but for these workers who are making them, they are looking after our health and safety. >> a survey dong by a bangladesh environmental group find that 75% of the workers die by the age of 50. moving the tanneries out of the densely populated slum, but so far all the promises have gone unfulfilled. intergovernment officials did not are answer al jazeera's
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repeated requests for an interview. >> i have nothing, nothing, so i have to do it. there's no other way. >> chief bangladeshi labor lowers the cost of goods sold to other countries. but there's a price paid in human misery. in a far off place. rob reynolds, al jazeera, dacca. >> in bangladesh it's worth more than $1 a year. the leather they produce is exported to top fashion houses in dozens of countries around the world. richard peerhouse is a research worker, improving these conditions won't be easy. >> there's no simple solution, the problem is one that's been around for decades. so it's going to take a number of different steps. the first step however is the enforcement of fist against the
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tanneries, at the moment there's simply no government enforcement of either environmental laws or labor laws, what that means is there's no pressure on them orelocate out of the residential area. there is a cluster of heavily polluting industry in one of the most densely populated areas of dacca. at the moment there's a problem of how leather is labeled, a leather product that is labeled made in country x for instance that is where the leather product is manufactured, where it's sliced up and stitched together. that label doesn't tell you where the really dirty and dangerous part of the process which is the tanning process, where that's taken place. so until that labeling change takes place it's difficult for the consumer to make the decision where the goods are actually from. >> it's not just people suffering in pursuit of fine leather.
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the second part of the series airs on al jazeera on tuesday. we'll show you the devastating impact bangladesh's tanning industry has done on the government and the people who live here. >> and we'll have much more on the toxic tannery industry on the next edition of inside story, that's airing on tuesday at 030 gmt. a rescue mission is underway after a fishing vessel was located off the coast. gale force winds to carry out the rescue operation. more than 140 people including dozens of women an children are on the route to the mainland. >> as the waves gathered off the coast of calabria, carefully are
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lined up by the fishing vessel, 142 migrants were on board, including dozens of women and children escaping the bloody civil war. the alarm was raised on saturday after a phone call from an egyptian national on board the ship. the coast guard, italian frigate and other ships taken watch by then but italy had promised to increase patrols in the region, after hubs of boats capsized, boats carrying migrants sank less than two weeks apart. the refugees will be taken to an overcrowded center. while figuring out what to do with the rest.
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>> chinese garment factory blaze, broke out in a loft. tuscany's government says unemployment is rife in the area. be a helicopter which crashed into an overcrowded pub in glasgow, scotland, still more bodies buried inside the building. children may be one more step ahead of their parents, when it comes to electronic gadgets, but what about handwriting and spelling? a new poll shows only a quarter of the people believes its necessary. >> it's craft time, learning how
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to cut and paste on computers. with technology being in the central part of everyday life, they also need to figure out how to point ant click. this care facility in west london has a special technology course for the children each week. they learn on computers like this. by the time they reach school age they know how to navigate the computer keyboard and the mouse. but it's making difficult for children to learn a simple task of 11ing a pen and pencil, or persevere at new things. own 53% of boys aged five are able to write simple stores or list at the expected level. in girls that number is 69%. the manager here says getting the balance right is essential. >> whether we provide scissors, pencils, felt tip or even brushes to do their painting we
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are teaching no skills. we are developing them grasping to palm ar grip or prepencil. i would say it's the balance of both. we've got to give children the exposure because technology is going to be their future as well. >> under a new early learning curriculum in the u.k, children are expected to use the range of technology used at home and in school. they are also expected to select and using different technology for specific purposes. some educators warn that nurseries are falling into the trap of displacing traditional learning and play activities with high tech alternatives. the challenge for daycare centers are trying to combine both, making children as comfortable with a mouse as they are with a pencil. >> would you be able to recognize the names and faces of 180 strangers, in 15 minutes? if the answer is yes, then you're a prime candidate for the
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annual contest. paul brennan remembered to go along too. >> there are people in this room who can memorize the order of more than 20 packs of playing cards. recall more than 300 random spoken numbers. and remember a sequence of binary numbers more than 4,000 digits long. it seems unbelievable until you see them do it. >> it's boring sitting and looking at numbers but the truth is that during the memorization time, we create a lot of pictures, sounds in our minds, our mind because our memory is really colorful and is really, really something occupying yeah. >> during ten separate trials of recall there is the world reig reigning champion and a
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smattering of other champions. the philippines is well represented despite last month's devastating typhoon. what's remarkable is not only the feats of concentration, but the spread of the sport in recent years. more than 30 countries are represented at this world championships, including for the first time, countries such as algeria. meet algeria's reignin reigning. reigning champion. memory challenges have changed my life. i have had many new experiences and made many new friends. after three days of intense concentration a new champion is crowned. yones von essen, who only began competing a year ago. i asked him what was his system.
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>> nine, four, that's a guy that i know with a lot of hair, and then six, two, it's teaching, you see this guy teem teaching and five, one, it's skulls and he's teaching skulls. >> and you've memorized what's your marks? >> i managed 2280. >> 2280? >> yeah. >> wow! >> yes, it's quite a lot of images. but since you only have to post one image santa time in one place, it doesn't feel like so much work when you're doing it. >> so there's really only one thing to remember. practice, practice, practice, paul brennan, al jazeera. >> extraordinary now, back to folly in doha. >> thank you very much. one of the multimillion dollar scandal that has cost more than a third of the budget.
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protest against government mismanagement. reporting from the capital of malawi. >> millions of u.s. dollars are missing from the country's budget many given to the government by international aid donors. many from now who have stopped giving money to the country. >> the donors have suspended in supporting the budget of malawi. knowing that the money has been rotating so that one will cause most suffering upon malawians, there may be no fuel in the filling stations, the fourx to buy most of the commodities will not be there. >> the local currency continues to lose its value. interest rates are going up, so it is more common to exchange
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the currency on the black market. malawi is one of the poorist countries in the world. angry about the corruption scandal. >> since of that, we are failing to see everything change. we still want poor and we are going down. we deeply, we going deeply down. >> activists say they are planning peaceful protests. these have been given out to people. they are being asked to wear black every monday in protest of government corruption. organizers are calling it black monday and planning the first protest on the 9th of december. some senior members of government have been fired and arrested. she has promised to do everything she can to end crumtion. yet -- corruption. yet demonstrators wonder how millions of dollars have been
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lost during her government. >> do stay back with us, after the break. >> and now, a techknow minute...
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>> welcome back. the world's biggest online retailer is considering using drones to deliver small packages to its customers. amazon says the special robot planes will significantly cut down its shipping times but not everyone is convinced that the plan will take flight. al jazeera's david tan hais the
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story. >> when was the first time that you shopped online? now imagine if your purchases could be delivered in the time of a pizza, within a 16 kilometer are region of its distribution center, you can get it in the same day, using an unmanned drone. the country has released this video on its website, showing how the mechanical device would work, the octo-copter looks like a giant insect. it would transparent items from the white house to your home. now amazon says drones will be environmentally friend reply. working on electric motors, it cuts out the need for large delivery vehicles. but the company hasn't explained how the drones fly through, say, bad weather or power lines.
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in rural areas it could encounter tall trees while in cities, high rises. there's also the issue of regulation. right now many nations do not allow unmanned drones for civilian purposes. the united states is expected to approve them by 2015. and the eu should follow by 2016. in the meantime, amazon says it will take four or five years before its delivery drone gets off the ground. >> well, mary scavel is a former inspector for the u.s. department of transportation. she says amazon's drone plan may be nothing more than pie in the sky. >> well, the biggest concern is the conflict it poses for all the other aviation in the u.s. air space. passenger planes and commercial aircraft. but what people don't see on the radar screen because they are practically invisible is all the
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general aviation in the united states. you put that traffic out there legally flown by a pilot and add tens of thousands of drones and you have a rep me for disaster. without a doubt, mid air collisions or near mid air collisions. do operators who operate drones really need a pilot's license? a lot of people say yes, because you need to know the rules of the air. how do you enter and leave, how do you announce you're in the traffic patterns, others say no, it's ridiculous, too expensive. so the federal aviation administration has just started on the process, a five year plan. the fact that amazon has bought a few drones and said they are delivering parcels, there is a long way between those wishes and actually delivering them. you do not want drones filing a
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few -- flying a few feet over people's heads, televisions are heavy, and you don't want those for saifl reasons. same reason they have problems, whenever we put requirements on general or private aviation for safety reasons, the lobbyists go crazy. they don't want something that's going to cost them extra money even if it's for safety. time for sports. >> unbeaten run in the spanish premier division, leon messi, who is side lined, after a second half strike from the level on points with madrid at the top of the table. it comes off they were beaten last week but says there's no need to panic just yet.
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>> translator: when there's a defeat there's a tendency to look on the dark side. that's normal and we're aware of that but in my opinion both in victory and defeat the most important thing is to keep calm and balanced and look at things in a positive way. it's clear when you lose a match you realize there are things that need improvement but not everything is bad. we will lose other matches for sure but we don't have to lose morale, for sure. >> madrid scheduled to host the first game of the tournament, the damage appears to be limited to the outside concourse and of the stands which would have taken a lot longer to repair. the stadium is due to the completed in early february. over in argentina, kept open the hopes, despite a man down, they took a two-down, goal it
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allowed oscar benitez to take advantage. lanage lost another player but the 2-2 keeps them in the running for the trophy. there were parts of manchester united's best players, reunited, celebrating united's academy class of 'fee 72. >> it was a night of pomp and circumstance as six of manchester united reunited for the documentary, class of '92. the film released in the u.k. celebrates one of the best youth teams, top lined by some of the u.k.'s greatest footballers. ♪ >> former england international's david beckham
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and welsh international, were reunited. >> took time for us to be together and you know at the same time, that probably helped us. because we were all mates off the bench. and different pressurize at that time, we could help each other out. but you know, always a special time. we proved more or less at the same time, and staying on the team for so long. and we're all monday nights which makes it even better. >> the six would help united's first team win the 1999 uefa championship. the five played together, however gighowever gigs playingd home team wouldn't have such luck. because of their friendships.
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>> you know, we are all from differently backgrounds, i'm from london, they're all from manchester. so you know it was just the way we came together, how successful we were, how bonded we were, and how we got the eye on each other, special time, best in our careers, i think. >> and the fun would continue on and off the field. >> we got together, just fun, now 20 years later each man is enjoy his own success. beckham trying to launch his m ls franchise, gary for england, and now gigs has no time to retire any time soon. zimir karim, al jazeera. >> scored an impressive charity match, the form he manchester
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united, midfielder, out of breath too. nba champs miami heat, closely edged out the charlotte bob catsdbobcats,99-98. oklahoma city thunder, ran control of the night by getting his first triple double of the season, grabbing 10 reebd rebou. daniel alfredson returned to canada's capital, the detroit red wings on saturday. the swedish scholar spent his first 17 as soon as, helped the wiks to a 74-2 -- widges to a
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4-2 victory. -- wings to a 4-2 victory. >> a lot of energy has been spent in the last few days. but i was really appreciate the gesture from the organization and the fans. and it's extremely humbling. >> ski news for you. axel spindle of norway has won the super-g race for the third time in a year. time of 1 minute 28.53 seconds. to finish .24 seconds ahead of mattias maya in second. more stories on our website, that's it for us, thanks for watching. more news on al jazeera very
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>> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. here are the stories we're following. the train in new york city, killing four people. is something else ailing obamacare? taxing online sales. the supreme court has its say. federal investigators are now looking at the black boxes of a train that derailed in new york city on sunday. they want to know what caused